Subscribers to Disney+ Outnumber Subscribers to Netflix


Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu now have more paying customers than Netflix, due to 14.4 million new members gained to Disney+ in the fiscal quarter ended July 2.

The three services have a total of 221.1 million paying users, according to the company’s earnings release, with Disney+ having 152.1 million, ESPN+ having 22.8 million, and Hulu having 46.2 million. In a letter to shareholders on July 19, Netflix revealed 220.7 million paying subscriptions at the end of the second quarter.

“As we approach our second century, we continue to transform entertainment with compelling new storytelling across our many platforms and unique immersive physical experiences that exceed guest expectations, all of which are reflected in our strong operating results this quarter,” The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek said in the earnings release.

According to the report, the new monthly price of the premium plan would be $3 more than it is today, while the ad-supported plan will cost the same as it does now.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Chairman Kareem Daniel stated in the news release, “With our new ad-supported Disney+ service and an expanded selection of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, we will be delivering greater consumer choice at a variety of pricing points to cater to the various demands of our viewers and appeal to an even larger audience.”